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Cell Phone Discounts for CSD Employees

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A government discount plan is available to every CSD employee with a current Canyons School District email address

Discount plans are different for every carrier. The best way to apply this discount to your plan is to contact your carrier and let them know that you qualify for a Government Rate. From there, you can determine the discount that they provide and how you'd like to apply it to your account.

You can also visit:

AT&T – Visit this page: https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/iru-check-for-discount.html
The code for Canyons Employees is: State of Utah 39251

Verizon – Visit this page: https://www.verizonwireless.com/discount-program/

T-Mobile – Visit this page: https://validate.t-mobile.com/employee-discount

Sprint – Visit this page: http://shop.sprint.com

ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students (2007)

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The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•S) and Performance Indicators for Students

As foundational ICT skills penetrate throughout our society, students will be expected to apply the basics in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend their abilities. ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.

1.    Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
  • a.  apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
  • b.  create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
  • c.  use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
  • d.  identify trends and forecast possibilities.

2.    Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
  • a.  interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
  • b.  communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
  • c.  develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
  • d.  contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

3.  Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
  • a.  plan strategies to guide inquiry.
  • b.  locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
  • c.  evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
  • d.  process data and report results.

4.  Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
  • a.  identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
  • b.  plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
  • c.  collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
  • d.  use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

5.  Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
  • a.  advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
  • b.  exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
  • c.  demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
  • d.  exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

6.  Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
  • a.  understand and use technology systems.
  • b.  select and use applications effectively and productively.
  • c.  troubleshoot systems and applications.
  • d.  transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

Standards & Benchmarks

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Common Core Standards

The Utah State Department of Education has adopted the Common Core State Standards and Canyons School District will be implementing them over the next 3 years. The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

In Canyons School District we are working towards adhering to the ISTE NETS standards for students, teachers, and administrators.

  • ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students (2007) help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.
  • Rapid advances in technology are putting new demands on educators and students. ISTE unveiled the new NETS-T in 2008. The ISTE NETS-T provide a framework for educators to use as they transition schools from Industrial Age to Digital Age places of learning.
  • Administrators play a pivotal role in determining how well technology is used in our schools. The NETS for Administrators enable us to define what administrators need to know and be able to do in order to discharge their responsibility as leaders in the effective use of technology in our schools.

Instructional Strategies

We also tie much of our technology-related professional development and the educational use of technology to the nine strategies promoted by Pitler, et al. in Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works.

These strategies include, among others:
  • Identifying Similarities and Differences
  • Homework and Practice
  • Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
  • Summarizing and Note Taking
  • Nonlinguistic Representations
  • Generating and Testing Hypotheses 
  • Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Cues, Questions, and Advanced Organizers


  • Pitler, H., Hubbell, E. R., Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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